You and The New $100 Bills

Value of New 2009A $100 Bill

After years of “almost” releasing 2009A $100 bills into circulation the Bureau of Engraving and Printing finally got its act together.  Today, Tuesday October 8th 2013, marks the release of the series of 2009A $100 bill.  The release has gotten a lot of media coverage, but we have seen this before.  In 2008 the five dollar bill got redesigned and in 2005 we got the new $10 bills.  So this really isn’t anything new.  If you are looking to capitalize on the fanfare surrounding the introduction of the 2009A $100 bill then you need to be aware of a few things.

DON’T:

You definitely don’t want to tie up a lot of money in these just because they are new.  2009A $100 bills are probably going to sell for more than face value the first few days they are released.  Time has shown that the value will quickly drop back down to face value once the hype dies down.  In a couple years these will just be regular $100 bills to everyone.  All the new will have worn off.  Any collector value that may have existed because they were new will have disappeared.

DO:

If you happen to have a new $100 bill then you want to look at the serial number.  Notes with “fancy” serial numbers can be worth lots of money.  The most valuable notes will be star notes with a serial number under 100.  The value on those notes almost always stands the test of time.  With that said, now would be a great time to capitalize on the hype surrounding stars and fancy serial numbers.  It wouldn’t surprise us to see a 2009A $100 star sell for around $200 today.  In a couple of years the same thing will probably be worth $115.

FANCY NUMBERS:
These would be examples of fancy numbers:  A00000001A, A88888888A, A01010101A, A11112222A, A10000000A.

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